updated: July 16th)
Remember, The Warped Tour isn't your only opportunity to see a bunch
of touring ska bands this summer. The Moonstomp 3 tour is in mid-swing
on a round of the U.S., bringing the likes of The Articles, Easy Big Fella,
and The Robustos among others to your doorstep. The remaining tour
schedule dates are as follows:
7/17 Albany, NY (TBA)
7/18 Asbury Park, NJ@ Stone Pony
7/19 Baltimore, MD@ The Funnel
7/21 Charlotte, NC@Cat's Cradle
7/22 Atlanta, GA@ Masquerade
7/23 Jacksonville, FL@ Milk Bar
7/24 Orlando, FL@ Barbarella's
7/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL@ TBA
7/26 Tampa, FL@ Fortunate One
The New England Ska Festival lineup for your viewing pleasure! (Suffer
all you none East Coasters!):
Bad Manners, Amazing Royal Crowns,
Skavoovie and The Epitones, Spring Heeled Jack, Dropkick Murphys, NYSJE,
Mephiskapheles, The Pilfers, The Skoidats, The Allstonians, Big D and The
Kids Table, Mustard Plug, Planet Smashers, Edna's Goldfish, Kicked in The
Head, and Skuba!
God I love living on the RIGHT
The competition is on! There being one slot open for a band to play the
New England Ska Festival, and four bands competing for the spot, (Dion
Knibb and The Agitators, Metro Stylee, Brass Monkeys, and Beat Soup, the
four bands will play for the honor at TT's in Boston August 13th. There
will be open ballots at stores around Boston before the show, and the votes
will be balanced with judging and crowd response at the live event to pick
the lucky winner. Go out and vote!
Amazing Royal Crowns are number #3 on the request list at WBRU in their
hometown of Providence. Finally, getting some of the recognition they deserve
for the kick-ass rockabilly they play! If you live in Southeastern New
England give the radio station a call at 401 272-9595 and ask to hear "Do
Baby! Lauren Aitken, the GODFATHER of Ska, has plans to tour the USA this
summer! It should last about a month, from July 14th to August 16th. Not
only that, he's going to have The New York Ska Jazz Ensemble open for him!
Check out the the Moon site for more details.
In More serious news......
Taken from the Grant Dude Update.
The bodies of
Daniel Shersty, 20 and Lin "Spit" Newborn, 25 - both members
of Anti-Racist Action and Las Vegas
Unity Skins (and avid ska fans) - were
found in the desert outside of
Las Vegas two days apart this past weekend.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal,
the two young men may have been
lured to what they thought was
a party in the
desert. Instead, they were
found beaten with bootprints on their bodies
and bullet wounds in the stomach.
No one has been arrested in connection to
these murders, but it is strongly
believed that nazi skinheads
("boneheads") were involved, as
both Dan and Spit were known as outspoken
anti-racist skins and have been
opponents of local bonehead groups for years.
Moon will feature a more in-depth article covering this tragedy in the
next issue of the Skazette. All
of us here sincerely send our condolences
to the families and friends of
these victims, and we will be setting up a
memorial fund for their families...
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